[INDOLOGY] Question about a Pali name

Stefan Baums baums at lmu.de
Mon Jan 11 11:36:00 UTC 2016

Dear Madhav,

> In spite of irregular phonetic connection between
> Sanskrit Maitrāyaṇī and Pali Mantānī, it is now
> clear that Sanskrit Buddhist texts use the
> expression Maitrāyaṇīputra matching the Pali
> Mantānīputta.

that is certainly correct as an equivalence.
Phonetically, Mantānīputta would appear to be
*Mantrāyaṇīputra, cf. P Moggalāna = Skt.
Maudgalyāyana with ‐āya‐ > ‐ā‐ in the same name

All best,

Dr. Stefan Baums
Institute for Indian and Tibetan Studies
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

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